Since the other "this week" thread is dead, how about a new one to finish out the year. (And how about we make a real, conscious effort to keep childish needling to a minimum.) For me, the last week has seen a minor breakthru in workout, and some business 'preps' (pursuing certain contracts more aggressively, gathering resumes and applications for additional help, etc). Also made a knife purchase that might actually end my fixed-blade knife purchases for a good while to come. For years I've wished & searched for a spare marbles ideal identical to my primary one, but they're discontinued and no joy. (It's a limited-run version with an 8', 1/4" thick, 0170-6 carbon steel blade and epoxy-impregnated maple burl handle, that was made only for AG Russell, probably 8 or 10 years ago.) Something about the grip shape & size and the balance of it, makes it just fit me about perfect, and it's been "my" knife since the day I discovered it. When I bought it, it was the last one Russell had in stock, and since it was a Russell-only production run, that meant it was indeed "the last one" available new anywhere. A couple years ago I found one that was close, but not an exact match. It was from the same Russell-only series, but with a different blade and the balance just isn't the same. I've since tried other knives mainly as experiments; trying to find something I'd like as well as the old ideal. Found and bought some good ones, some ok ones, and even some VERY good ones, but none of them were that Goldilocks "just right" for me. Then this week I came across a NIB marbles ideal online that is the exact model as my old primary one, and snatched it. I'm sure that someday something will just "call" to me & I'll give in - I've been semi-jonesing for a Fallkniven NL2 ever since picking up their SK6 a while back - but with this one purchase of an identical spare Ideal, I have to admit that I've objectively filled that need, likely for life.